Opposition Spokesman on Health, Dr. Morais Guy, says the government needs to increase the funding for the Ministry of Health & Wellness to adequately respond to the dengue outbreak.

Dr. Guy is also questioning the number of dengue-related deaths now being reported by the Health Ministry.

He says the number is different from that reported by Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, previously.

He was speaking on Nationwide This Morning with Kalilah Reynolds and Rodje Malcolm.

When our news center contacted Dr. Bisasor McKenzie again this morning for clarity, she reiterated that the number of confirmed dengue-related deaths was at 51.

Checks by Nationwide News reveal that Dr. Tufton was referring to both suspected and confirmed dengue-related deaths.